Benjamin Dwight Allen

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Benjamin Dwight Allen (February 16, 1831 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts; died March 4, 1914 in Wellesley, Massachusetts) was a composer and organist. His parents were natives of Massachusetts named Alvan and Lucy.[1] He was an organist for Congregational Churches and gained attention in the nineteenth century.

He was from 1845 teacher and organist, and from 1857 to 1894 organist and choir director, of the Union Congregational Church. In 1858 he founded the Worcester Music Festival. From 1871 to 1876 he taught at the Boston Conservatory. After 1894 he led the music department at a college in Wisconsin and from 1902 to 1905 he worked as an organist at the Manhattan Congregational Church in New York City.

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  1. ^ Martha Elizabeth Burt Wright; Martha Burt Wright; Anna M. Bancroft (1905). History of the Oread Collegiate Institute, Worcester, Mass. (1849-1881). Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co.